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Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT

Director and Instructor, Yoga Teacher Professional Trainings

Kimberly Carson is a health educator and mindfulness teacher specializing in the therapeutic use and scientific study of mindfulness and yoga for people with medical challenges. Kimberly offers mindfulness and yoga programs to chronic pain, cardiac, oncology, long covid, and Parkinson’s patients and has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for 20+ years. Co-developer of Mindfulness-Based Relationship Enhancement, as well as the Mindful Yoga program—shown in research trials to significantly reduce pain and fatigue in those living with chronic pain—Kimberly, has coauthored over 30 peer-reviewed articles. She co-authored Relax into Yoga for Seniors, Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain, and the Relax into Yoga DVD. Kimberly directs national professional trainings for yoga teachers and allied health professionals at OHSU, Duke Health & Well-Being, VA Centers, Kripalu Center, and other locations around the country.

Training

Education
  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 1998
Certifications
  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200) 2000
  • Yoga Therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) 2016
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